"Make the Right Call" Aims To Educate Community
Saving 911 Medical Resources for True Medical Emergencies
“Make the Right Call” is a community extension of the successful campaign ACFD initiated several years ago working collaboratively with local long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and community clinics to decrease unnecessary utilization of emergency medical resources. Based on this success, and noting the success of similar programs nationwide, we are now expanding our outreach and public education efforts to ensure the entire community has access to materials and information. This spring during our annual “Operation Fire Safe” program, we will begin distributing “Make the Right Call” door hangers throughout Arlington County. More information regarding the “Make the Right Call” program can be found on our website as well as social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following @ArlingtonVAFD.
If you would like ACFD to coordinate with your organization or group, please contact Assistant Operational Medical Director P.A. Kathleen Kramer firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Heat 2019 Accepting Applications
Camp Heat empowers teens through an introduction to the Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
Do you know any teens with a big heart and a desire to serve? Would they be interested in helping people through a career in public safety? This five-day overnight camp gives teens*, ages 15-18, a chance to experience firsthand what it takes to be an Arlington County Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The participants learn about fire behavior, fire service history, physical fitness, nutrition, CPR and fire extinguishers but more importantly, they learn about pushing past limits, encouraging each other and working as a team. The goal of the camp is to increase the participants’ confidence and empower them to consider entering physically challenging careers, such as the fire service, later in life.
The fun-filled five-day camp includes:
- Meeting dynamic female leaders of various ranks in Arlington County Fire Department
- Participating in exercises, physical training, and Fire/EMS simulations
- Instruction and guidance from a panel of women currently serving in different facets of public service
- Experiencing the everyday life of a firefighter/EMT and eating dinner with on-duty crews at an Arlington firehouse
- Getting a taste of college life with overnight stays at Marymount University
*Teens of all genders who are at least 15 years old and not over 18 years old at the time of registration may register for and attend Camp Heat.
Free Home Smoke Alarms
Did you know? The Arlington County Fire Department provides free smoke alarm installations for Arlington residents.
Register for Arlington Alerts to receive emergency text messages on your mobile phone or pager and by email.
Visits & Tours
Interested in having someone from the Fire Department visit a class or community meeting? Want to tour a fire station?